The Kidney Stays in the Picture


Former Reason Editor Virginia Postrel tells the positively true adventure of how she donated a kidney in the latest Texas Monthly.

The recipient of Virginia's organic largess, Sally Satel of the American Enterprise Institute, had an op-ed in the NY Times yesterday about how craptacular the current system for donating organs is (largely because they must in fact be "donated" rather than bought and sold in some way, shape, or form).

On June 12, AEI will be hosting a forum in Washington, DC, titled "Buy or Die: Market Mechanisms to Reduce the National Organ Shortage," featuring introductory remarks by one Newt Gingrich, who is no doubt rapidly approaching the mileage warranty on any number of body parts. More info and RSVP here.